I found this shirt a few weeks ago at the thrift store, and I just keep loving it more and more. I think it was $2. As I have looked through Creamie’s clothes I realized that I kind of have a thing for the kitschy embroidered clothes from foreign coutries. I have a dress I brought home from Russia, my sister brought me a beautiful shirt for Creamie from her trip to Hungary, and my other sister brought me a pretty blue dress/shirt from her recent Mexico trip. And I have a few more that I’ve picked up at the thrift store.
I never thought I’d be that mom, but I kind of like them on Creamie. And, if we are being honest, 90% of her clothes come from the thrift store or a second hand kids clothes store. I just can’t bring myself to pay $24 for a pair of jeans for her when I can find the same pair next year at the thrift store for $4. I’ll take the 20 I saved and spend it on… well other stuff at the thrift store I guess. Ha!
[ She really wanted a ride on her daddy’s briefcase at lunch today. It was pretty hilarious. ]
This shirt needed a little work before she could wear it. The head opening wasn’t big enough to go over her much smaller than average noggin. So I made a slit down the back and sewed some thin bias binding along the opening to finish the edges and make a cute tie. Looking at it now I can’t tell that it didn’t come that way.
I’ve got quite a little stack of thrifted clothes for me to refashion for myself. One of my goals this year was to refashion something for me, and I hope to get cracking on it soon. Right after I find my sewing mojo… it has gone missing since Christmas. And I really need to find it, like yesterday, because Creamie’s birthday is next week and I have some projects to do!